The partnership will deliver further expansion opportunities for Zerto as it builds on its existing partner base of over 100 service providers across Europe. It will enable Claranet to offer Zerto virtual replication disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) to its European customers working in virtualised environments, reducing costs and improving migration efficiency.
Claranet, a leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Managed Hybrid Cloud Hosting, Europe 2016, has 37 data centres and over 5,700 customers across the UK and Europe. Extending its existing offering of hosting, networks and communications services, Claranet intends to use Zerto virtual replication to offer disaster recovery services. Customers of the new offering are already confirmed in the UK and DACH regions.
‘When we looked for a DR product to offer as a service, we found that solutions tended to replicate entire environments or nothing, and this approach doesn’t work in an MSP context,’ said Caroline Griffiths, senior product manager – hosting services, Claranet. ‘Per VM replication allows the channel to offer DR with Zerto because we can have multiple customers on our platform all using different services tailored to their needs. But, the key factor is being able to offer IT resilience and the ability to test, all at a lower cost of entry. This is where Zerto excels.